Bankers quizzed over money laundering

FRANCE - Daniel Bouton, chairman of Societe Generale, the French bank, has became the latest in a long line of prominent French businesspeople to fall foul of the country's investigating magistrates.

Mr Bouton, and two other senior bank executives, were being held by police for questioning in Paris last night in connection with a judicial investigation into money laundering, the bank said.

There has been no suggestion from the investigators that the Societe Generale executives are suspected of